Startup Maryland is a regional initiative launched out of the Startup America Partnership. Driven from within the startup community, and led by/for entrepreneurs, Startup Maryland is peer-driven and focused on high-growth ventures. Forged on the themes spawned by the national initiative, Startup Maryland strives to connect innovation communities and recognize the importance of founding-entrepreneurs, startup, ramp-up and speedup companies to the innovation economy. Startup Maryland rallies entrepreneurs, supporters and other innovation stakeholders around four main initiatives: ◾Connection ◾Celebration ◾Coaching ◾Capital
Recognized earlier this year during a White House briefing and reception that corresponded with the two-year anniversary of the Startup America Partnership (SUAP — www.s.co), Startup Maryland co-chairs Julie Lenzer Kirk and Michael Binko joined officials from SUAP and the White House Office of Science and Technology.